LETTER OF AGREEMENT #16: WORKLOAD FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING: PRECEPTOR-LED AND PROFESSOR/INSTRUCTOR-LED PRACTICE COURSES
In the Faculty of Health and Human Services, the following courses are Preceptor-led Practice Courses:
- NURS 314 (4) Nursing Practice VI: 90 hours of practice for students
- NURS 375 (8) Consolidated Practice Experience III: 258 hours of practice for students
- NURS 404 (4) Nursing Practice VII: 90 hours of practice for students
- NURS 414 (12) Nursing Practice VIII: 574 hours of practice for students
It is agreed that 0.6666 of a workload hour per student is the standard for NURS 375 Consolidated Practice Experience III; 0.8333 of a workload hour per student is the standard for NURS 414 Nursing Practice VIII; and 0.5555 of a workload hour per student is the standard for NURS 314: Nursing Practice VI and for NURS 404: Nursing Practice VII.
There are also professor/instructor-led Practice Courses. It is agreed that one hour of professor/instructor-led Practice is the same as an hour of lecture or lab instruction. Totaling all the officially scheduled contact hours for the faculty and dividing by 15 provides the measure of workload credit that is equivalent to the hours per week attached to regular semester-long courses.
Should fractional outcomes result from any of the formulas given above, the workload hour would be rounded up to the nearest 0.5 of an hour.
Signed March 28, 2013